Friday, June 15, 2012

News and Speculation

We've got a bit of catching up to do... I, personally, am blaming it all on the ongoing European Football Championship and my addiction to football so I consider today's temporarily suspension in the Ukraine versus France match due to a storm a lucky coincidence to do just that, catching up with the recent events of la famille grand ducale.

In musical news... A week ago, the Grand Duke attended a military music concert at the Église St. Michel to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Comité Alstad.

In banking news... At the beginning of this week a.k.a. Monday, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa was present for a the act of foundation of the Banque Européenne d'Inventissement at the stunning Abbaye de Neumünster.

In educational news... The very next day, both the Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess attended the inauguration ceremony of the Chaire luxembourgeoise UNESCO en droits de l’homme at the University of Luxembourg.

In sporting news... Yesterday, Grand Duke Henri and Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume welcomed a delegation of Olympic hopefuls at the palais. Though Luxembourg's hopes for London probably aren't too high, there's always hope for an odd surprise.

In foundation news... Today, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa accompanied by their eldest the Hereditary Grand Duke were present for the open day of the Maison de la Fondation of the Fondation du Grand-Duc Henri et de la Grande-Duchesse Maria Teresa in Colmar-Berg. To see pictures, venture over to Wort.

In foundation news, part two... The future Hereditary Grand Duchess got her first job! Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy was appointed a member of the board of directors of her parents-in-law's foundation recently. The board now has four members, the other three are the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess themselves plus the Hereditary Grand Duke.

In wedding speculation... Wort is reporting and the other media a.k.a. Tageblatt and RTL are reblabbing that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge a.k.a. Will and Kate will be among the guests for the big wedding in October. Somehow I have my doubts but who am I, I'm sure Wort does have good sources.

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